Mississippi Sand chords with lyrics by Johnny Cash - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Johnny Cash – Mississippi Sand chords

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[Intro]
A E A E

[Verse 1]
E B I was born down in the bottoms of the flat black Delta land
A EI grew up picking cotton in the Mississippi sand
AMy mama said son take that girl and go make her your wife
B EOr you'll be stuck here in this mud all of your life
[Chorus]
A E B EWill the water roll it all way this secret that I hold
A E B EWill the water roll it all away will it cleanse my aching soul
A E B EBut a man's got to make it sometime a man's got to take a stand
B EOr he'll get left in the Mississippi sand
[Verse 2]
E B A stranger came to town with two torn shoes upon his feet
A ESinging songs of sadness picking girls off of the street
AHe made a little bit of music was a leader of a band
B EAnd they call him the muddy Mississippi band
[Verse 3]
E B My girl was Ruby Colter and she was on her teens
A EI took her out to churches to socials schools and things
AShe was a rose just right for picking and he nipped her in the bud
B EAnd he left her here in the Mississippi mud
[Chorus]
A E B EWill the water roll it all way this secret that I hold
A E B EWill the water roll it all away will it cleanse my aching soul
A E B EBut a man's got to make it sometime a man's got to take a stand
B EOr he'll get left in the Mississippi sand
[Instrumental] A E A E [Verse 4]
E B Then me and old Carl we caught him right down by the store
A EWe choked him just a little bit and held him to the floor
AWe relived him of his pocketbook, his blood and other things
B ENow the Mississippi man's no longer mean
[Chorus]
A E B EWill the water roll it all way this secret that I hold
A E B EWill the water roll it all away will it cleanse my aching soul
A E B EBut a man's got to make it sometime a man's got to take a stand
B EOr he'll get left in the Mississippi sand
[Outro] A E A E A E
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